Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class)

Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class)

Sunday, May 28th, 2017 1:45pm CDT

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In apparently the same magazine that brought us TLK-15 Optimus Prime, from the upcoming live-action movie Transformers: The Last Knight (King, in Japan), we also have a look a the Takara Tomy version of Leader class Megatron - and nothing much has changed, other than a slight paint coat, as suggested by other figures in the line seen so far.

What is entirely new is the small Legion class Megatron entirely in red - and we have seen a red Cybertronian show up in the latest international trailer for the movie. Check out the page scan below, courtesy of Twitter user マクベス, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class)

Credit(s): マクベスù


This article was last modified on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 2:18pm CDT

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884820)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 28th, 2017 @ 2:15pm CDT
And the classic typo pops up yet again.

"Caliber" refers to firearms, specifically to the size of the bullet. The correct spelling should be "Caliur", derived from the fabled sword Excalibur. It's used quite a lot in Japanese pop culture for significant sword type weapons.

I'm guessing that moniker is used to distinguish the Leader from the standard yet exclusive Voyager release.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884821)
Posted by Va'al on May 28th, 2017 @ 2:16pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And the classic typo pops up yet again.

"Caliber" refers to firearms, specifically to the size of the bullet. The correct spelling should be "Caliur", derived from the fabled sword Excalibur. It's used quite a lot in Japanese pop culture for significant sword type weapons.


Surely you mean caliBur.

TPYOS EVERYWHERE
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884824)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 28th, 2017 @ 2:19pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And the classic typo pops up yet again.

"Caliber" refers to firearms, specifically to the size of the bullet. The correct spelling should be "Caliur", derived from the fabled sword Excalibur. It's used quite a lot in Japanese pop culture for significant sword type weapons.


Surely you mean caliBur.

TPYOS EVERYWHERE


I sure did. :oops: which goes to show everyone is susceptible.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884839)
Posted by User897 on May 28th, 2017 @ 4:13pm CDT
And yet again we have an Optimus Prime figure that HasBLO should make available in the USA, instead of another lousy repaint. Lame.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884840)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 28th, 2017 @ 4:14pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Va'al wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And the classic typo pops up yet again.

"Caliber" refers to firearms, specifically to the size of the bullet. The correct spelling should be "Caliur", derived from the fabled sword Excalibur. It's used quite a lot in Japanese pop culture for significant sword type weapons.


Surely you mean caliBur.

TPYOS EVERYWHERE


I sure did. :oops: which goes to show everyone is susceptible.


Man this new Soul Calibur game looks great :-P
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884891)
Posted by TimothyR on May 28th, 2017 @ 8:29pm CDT
User897 wrote:And yet again we have an Optimus Prime figure that HasBLO should make available in the USA, instead of another lousy repaint. Lame.


Or maybe they should've reworked and improved the leader figure. But clearly that's not high up on the priorities.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884898)
Posted by william-james88 on May 28th, 2017 @ 8:46pm CDT
TimothyR wrote:
User897 wrote:And yet again we have an Optimus Prime figure that HasBLO should make available in the USA, instead of another lousy repaint. Lame.


Or maybe they should've reworked and improved the leader figure. But clearly that's not high up on the priorities.

Or maybe make a new mold. I get that both Hasbro and Takara kept reusing the ROTF Leader Prime since it was really hard to improve, and they did eventually end up giving us a new mold (coming out this year) when technology caught up. But this Leader AOE mold is not something worth improving upon, its not a great mold and removing the backpack doesnt make him all that much more similar to what we see onscreen. The kibble around the feet is still obscene and the shoulders and hip guards arent accurate. The next Leader Prime in this design I pick up will be a new mold and if that never happens, then so be it.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884905)
Posted by galvatron00 on May 28th, 2017 @ 9:42pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Man this new Soul Calibur game looks great :-P
THE SOUL STILL BURNS!!

Also, dang it. I thought I didn't need another leader Bayverse Optimus. Now I don't want my Armor Knight anymore :-(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884909)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on May 28th, 2017 @ 10:39pm CDT
so....Japan does the movie toys right?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884912)
Posted by william-james88 on May 28th, 2017 @ 10:53pm CDT
GalvatronG1 wrote:so....Japan does the movie toys right?


I don know, you used toys as a plural and so far this is the only toy that is different from the Hasbro line.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884937)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on May 29th, 2017 @ 10:08am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
GalvatronG1 wrote:so....Japan does the movie toys right?


I don know, you used toys as a plural and so far this is the only toy that is different from the Hasbro line.

i'm going with AOE also, with Despinsor and Darkside Soundwave,
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1884981)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 29th, 2017 @ 5:11pm CDT
GalvatronG1 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
GalvatronG1 wrote:so....Japan does the movie toys right?


I don know, you used toys as a plural and so far this is the only toy that is different from the Hasbro line.

i'm going with AOE also, with Despinsor and Darkside Soundwave,


AoE/Lost Age is an exception to the rule that initial waves of movie toys are the same between Japan and the rest of the world. Not only is Calibur Optimus Prime a somewhat later figure (TLK-15), he's not an original mold, so either company can take it into the direction they see fit. Hasbro is into simple redecos (of older molds no less), while TakaraTomy likes taking things a step further.

Since the toy ID's have come up, I do find it kind of bothersome that for TLK TakaraTomy has decided to lump it all into a single line, instead of splitting it like they did for AoE/Lost Age and Adventure. Why?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1885199)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 30th, 2017 @ 12:58pm CDT
That riot prime... wow. I still need a movie Prime with an ax, and that thing is pretty wicked! I liked Striker Prime's riot shield/stealth force stuff (still really wish I could have gotten him) but this is still pretty cool too!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1885558)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 31st, 2017 @ 5:44pm CDT
A fun image has popped up online featuring a sign at Toysrus in Japan. On it, we get our first look at the Takara version of Last Knight Voyager Megatron. As with the rest of the line, this seems to be the same toy as his Hasbro counterpart. However, we do learn that, like the TLK Voyager Optimus, Voyager Megatron will be a Toysrus exclusive there. Feel free to compare the Takara version to the Hasbro version to see if there are any differences.

From what we can see on this poster it appears to be coming out on July 15th, 2017. The figure will cost 4,499 yen which is roughly $40.59 USD with current exchange rates.

Also, the sign shows yet another image of the one movie toy that is exclusive to Takara so far in the line: Calibur Optimus Prime. Enjoy! Thanks to Type-R from TFW2005 for sharing this image.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1885559)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 31st, 2017 @ 5:50pm CDT
So in other words, the Voyager versions of Optimus Prime and Megatron are exclusives, and not main retail, in Japan. Good to know.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1885645)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 31st, 2017 @ 9:35pm CDT
Thanks to the Planet Iacon Facebook page, we have some new images of the upcoming Leader class Calibur Optimus Prime and Megatron set to come out as part of The Last Knight's toyline! These new images show off Prime and how is backpack now comes off and transforms into a shield, much like Striker Optimus Prime did with his Stealth Force gear. Also shown off is how Prime comes with his standard battle shield/blaster, this time done up in bright gold. The figure is also set to come with an ax. Megatron also shows up, and looks very similar to his Hasbro counterpart. Check out the images and let us know what you think!

EDIT: Updated with more images including Calibur Optimus Prime packaging.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1885647)
Posted by Kurona on May 31st, 2017 @ 9:40pm CDT
He looks a bit more... Gundam-y.

Much spikier yet defined in a way that looks much more Anime-esque than the extremely realistic approach of the movies.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1885657)
Posted by fruityrobo on May 31st, 2017 @ 9:47pm CDT
Is this part of the Takara line or part of Hasbro Premier Edition?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1885671)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 31st, 2017 @ 10:03pm CDT
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class) (1885688)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 31st, 2017 @ 10:52pm CDT
The gold-colored shield, named "Gold Vector Shield", is a campaign item, rather than a standard accessory to the Optimus figure.

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